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English definition of “vault”

vault

verb [I/T] (JUMP)   /vɔlt/
to jump over something: [I/T] He vaulted (over) the gate. To vault is also to move someone suddenly to a much higher or more important position: [T] The speech vaulted him into the national spotlight.
(Definition of vault verb (JUMP) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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